Is it true that you have to run around the Loop Road to get rid of the calories in one donut? I heard this when I was a freshman 20 years ago. —Renate Smith ’98
The caloric reduction in running the 2.2 miles of Loop Road (officially known as Hilltop Circle) likely depends on your metabolism. (The inner loop is only 1.8 miles, by the way.) But we do know that the road itself was the result of careful planning by Albin O. Kuhn and the team that designed the university before it opened in September 1966.